Hire an art handler and a registrar for your business instead of exploited unpaid workers!! If you can’t afford to compensate your staff, you should either do it yourself, or re-work your business plan. To quote from the Department of Labor’s guidelines for unpaid internships in for-profit businesses: “The intern does not displace regular employees.”
Claire Oliver Gallery
(New York NY)
Claire Oliver Gallery is a ground level gallery located at 513 West 26th Street, NYC. Our program balances conceptual concern with a dedication to physical process and an intensity of detail. The Gallery is committed to long term relationships with our core group of important, internationally recognized artists.
We are currently offering two internship positions for the summer season. Both positions will require a commitment of two days a week for which a modest stipend will be offered. Positions to start immediately. Please be sure to indicate the position for which you are applying.
Internship #1: Preparator
Responsibilities include: Assisting in the wrapping and packing of artworks for shipment, sale, and storage, installation and de-installation of the Gallery’s exhibitions, and assisting carpenters with crate and wall fabrication and heavy-duty gallery maintenance.
The ideal candidate will have art handling and general carpentry skills as well as the ability to work independently and industriously. Along with a basic knowledge of and appreciation for art and art handling, he or she will be organized, detail-oriented, punctual, and professional in appearance and demeanor.
To apply, please send a cover letter and copy of your resume to email@example.com with subject line “Preparator.”
Internship # 2: Registrar
Responsibilities include: performing general administrative work, online research, and micro-website updates; maintaining inventory information on artwork coming into and leaving the gallery and updating database and website accordingly; data-entry to update contact information for our client mailing list; and administrating and updating the Gallery’s social media.
The ideal candidate will have excellent oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills as well as an ability to work independently and industriously. Along with a basic knowledge of database entry, he or she will be familiar with website administration, social media, and Photoshop. He or she will be organized, detail-oriented, punctual, and professional in appearance and demeanor. Applicants should be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously with an ability to prioritize and remain calm under stress.
To apply, please send a cover letter and copy of your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “Registrar.”
Both internships may lead to a position in the gallery.